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Apr 2
Return of the Natives’ Docents of Native Species! 
Help sow seeds, transplant, weed, water, and care for native plants grown for habitat restoration, as well as participate in the care and development of our demonstration and learning garden.

Apr 4
Sunset Presents in Studio 105… Perla Batalla – The House of Cohen 
The evening will reveal the timelessness of Cohen’s art through Perla’s signature cross-cultural style, to convey her sincere respect and deep love for the music, the poetry, and most of all for her dear friend, Leonard Cohen. Enjoy this one of a kind event in the warm ambiance and intimacy of Sunset Center’s Studio 105.

Apr 5
Steven Curtis Chapman: SCC SOLO 
Over the past 20 years, the worship music movement has become the forefront of Christian music as an industry. Nearly every artist has left his or her mark on it over the years, contributing to a rich tapestry of musical expression all aimed at directly praising God—either as individuals or as a corporate body.

Apr 5
First Friday 
Grassroots event sponsored by several local participating businesses in downtown Pacific Grove, CA. Founded by Artisana Gallery in March of 2010. Join us every month on the 1st Friday from 6:00-9:00pm. Look for the Green flags to signify participating businesses. Pacific Grove Art Center open from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. For more information, contact Artisana Gallery at (831) 655-9775 or firstfridaypg@gmail.com

Apr 5 – 7
The 49th Next Generation Jazz Festival 
Each spring we invite over 1300 of the nation’s top student musicians to play their hearts out at the Next Generation Jazz Festival (NGJF). One of the most inclusive festivals in the United States, the festival welcomes performances by middle, high school and collegiate groups of every kind: big bands, combos, vocal ensembles, vocal soloists, as well as conglomerate bands.

Apr 6
Chamber Music Monterey Bay Presents The Montrose Trio 
Chamber Music Monterey Bay presents The Montrose Trio, Saturday, April 6th at 7:30 PM. The trio will perform Haydn’s Piano Trio in E Flat Major, Shostakovish’s Trio in E minor, Op. 67 and Anton Arensky’s Trio No. 1, Op. 32. A pre-concert lecture with Musicologist Kai Christiansen is included with your ticket purchase, beginning at 6:45 PM in the theater. Tickets and more information are available online at chambermusicmontereybay.org, by phone at 625-2212 or at the box office the day of the concert from 5:45 PM.

Apr 6 – 7
62nd Annual Good Old Days Celebration 
The 62nd Annual Good Old Days Celebration will be held on Saturday & Sunday, April 6 & 7, 2019. The largest arts and craft show in the county, the Good Old Days boasts over 225 art and food vendors in downtown Pacific Grove, a parade down Pine Avenue on Saturday morning at 10:00 am, live entertainment on five stages, old-fashioned games and contests, and lots of family fun.

Apr 11
Buddy Guy 
The title of Buddy Guy’s latest album says it all: The Blues Is Alive and Well. The legendary blues artist’s eighteenth solo LP and follow-up to 2015’s Born to Play Guitar showcases his raw and unadulterated sound, a true pleasure for aficionados and genre newcomers alike. And as Guy pushes forward with his astounding career, he’s careful not to forget his late contemporaries who inspired him along the way. “I went to sleep yesterday and woke up and all the great blues players are no longer with us. Muddy, Wolf, B.B.-they’re all gone. Before they passed away, when they were in their prime, we used to have a drink and a laugh and talk about how when one of us is gone, the others have to keep it going. I’m trying to do something to keep this music that I love so well alive.” It’s clear that the music-and Guy himself-ain’t going away anytime soon. Sunset Presents is honored to bring back this living legend to our theater’s main stage.

Apr 11 – 14
Sea Otter Classic
The 28th Annual Sea Otter Classic is regarded as the world’s largest cycling festival. It is a four-day “Celebration of Cycling” and hosts nearly 10,000 professional and amateur athletes and 70,000 fans.

Apr 11 – 14
Pebble Beach Food & Wine 
Pebble Beach Food & Wine is the premier epicurean lifestyle event on the West Coast, matching 250 acclaimed wineries and 100 celebrity chefs to create a hedonistic four-day destination on one of the most picturesque strips of coastline in the world. Throughout the weekend you’ll enjoy intimate access to the pinnacle of culinary and wine talent at wine tastings, cooking demos, and some of the most exclusive, unique dining opportunities available in the world.

Apr 12
Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox 
Since Bradlee created PMJ in 2009, the project has amassed more than 740 million YouTubeviews and 2.7million subscribers, chalked up more than 1 million likes on Facebook, performed on “Good Morning America,” topped iTunes charts with all 14 of their releases since 2014, caught the attention of NPR Music and NBC News, and played hundreds of shows to sold-out houses around the world.

Apr 13
Spring Tea Fundraiser Celebrating the PG Art Center’s 50th Anniversary 
Are you a fan of Tea? Come join us for assorted specialty hot tea, tea sandwiches, and tea scones will be served.

Apr 13 – 14
Monterey Symphony Presents Sound Waves, Concert 5 
Three Romantic German composers are featured on the fifth concert of the Monterey Symphony’s season, opening with Mendelssohn’s concert overture Calm Seas and Prosperous Voyage, Op. 27, inspired by Beethoven’s work of the same name; along with fellow Jewish composer Max Bruch’s popular Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. 26, featuring solo artist Elmar Oliveira returning to play with the Monterey Symphony.

Apr 16
Return of the Natives’ Docents of Native Species! 
Help sow seeds, transplant, weed, water, and care for native plants grown for habitat restoration, as well as participate in the care and development of our demonstration and learning garden.

Apr 19
Michael McDonald 2019 
A prominent part of the soundtrack to our times, Michael McDonald has been thrilling listeners with his distinctively soulful style for four decades. From “70s-era Doobie Brothers classics such as “What A Fool Believes” and solo hits like “I Keep Forgettin?” through two highly-acclaimed Motown covers albums and recent guest spots with alternative buzz bands Grizzly Bear and Holy Ghost, the five-time Grammy-winning McDonald is that rare thing in contemporary pop music – an artist and songwriter whose work is both timeless and ever-evolving.

Apr 20
Anoushka Shankar 
Sitar player and composer Anoushka Shankar is a singular figure in the Indian classical and progressive world music scenes. Her dynamic and spiritual musicality has garnered several prestigious accolades including six GRAMMY Award nominations. Deeply rooted in the Indian Classical music tradition, Anoushka studied exclusively from the age of nine under her father and guru, the late Ravi Shankar, and made her professional debut as a classical sitarist at the age of thirteen. By the age of 20, she had made three classical recordings and received her first GRAMMY nomination, thereby becoming the first Indian female and youngest-ever nominee in the World Music category.

April 20
13th Annual Earth Day Salinas 
Join Return of the Natives for Earth Day Salinas as we cleanup the park and learn about waste assessment with 2NDNATURE
Celebrate our planet and our city by working together on a fun environmental service project. There will be music Games and more!

Apr 20 – 22
Wildflower Show 
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to view over 600 species and varieties of Central Coast wildflowers. The Monterey Bay Chapter of the California Native Plant Society partners with the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History to make this Wildflower Show the largest in the Northern and Western Hemispheres in terms of number of species and varieties represented. The hours are from 10:00am – 5:00pm. More info: (831) 648-5718 or www.pgmuseum.org

Apr 21
Antique & Vintage Market 
Monterey Bay Antiques & Vintage Market is a monthly market where you will find that cherished antique, a sought after vintage collectible or maybe some fun retro. We have the finest antique and vintage vendors on the central coast. vendor brings their unique personality and special collections to the market. Discover that one of a kind painting, watercolor or print. You will come upon everything from mid century modern to the primitives. The market has exotic and rare collectibles, each one a treasure for you. You will find a wide of range items from home décor, indoor & outdoor furniture, cloths, clothing, antique and vintage jewelry antique rugs, lamps, industrial retro, and so much more.

Apr 25
SpectorDance: Ocean Trilogy 
SpectorDance: Ocean Trilogy is a new multidisciplinary performance and educational outreach program inspired by filmed interviews with a wide variety of ocean science experts. Based on an evolving partnership between choreographer Fran Spector Atkins, media artist William Roden, rap artist Baba Brinkman, and scientist Kyra Schlining from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), Ocean Trilogy looks at the challenges confronting our ocean and hopeful possibilities from cutting-edge ocean science research.

Apr 26
Friends! The Musical Parody 
Friends! The Musical Parody is the hilarious new musical that lovingly lampoons TV’s Friends — celebrating the wacky misadventures of your favorite group of 20-something pals as they navigate the pitfalls of work, life, and love in 1990s Manhattan. It’s a seemingly typical day at New York’s only coffee shop, Central Perk, until an unexpected runaway bride with beautiful hair enters the picture and kicks the whole gang out of second gear!

Apr 27
Sunset Presents in Studio 105… Ann Hampton Callaway – Diva Power 
Sunset Presents in Studio 105 proudly brings you Ann Hampton Callaway – Diva Power, a soaring celebration of the legendary ladies who helped shape the soundtrack of our lives: Barbra Streisand, Judy Garland, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday, Peggy Lee, Anita O’Day, Edith Piaf, Etta James, Carole King, and Joni Mitchell. In this rare intimate setting, Callaway’s one woman show takes a personal look at the iconic women who were trailblazers in music and whose careers, voices and songs helped to shape Callaway’s artistry. Selections include Over the Rainbow, People, How High the Moon, Tenderly, La Vie En Rose, The Folks Who Live On the Hill, and A Case of You.

Apr 27
By the bay 3K 
2,500 kids, parents and teachers will run along the coast from Lovers Point to Eardley and back. Part of the Big Sur Marathon weekend of events. Open to all! Information and registration at www.bsim.org.

Apr 28
Big Sur International Marathon 
The Big Sur Marathon is 26.2 miles of the most beautiful coastline in the world – and, for runners, the most challenging. At the Expo, participants in the Marathon will pick up their race bibs, goody bags and check out fitness apparel and equipment.

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